13 Days of Halloween- Part 7

Seven days…

Seven days ’til Halloween!

In celebration, my sister-in-law, husband, and I collaborated to present to you The 13 Days of Halloween. The story is an original fairy tale retelling by Melanie Bernard, images by Morgan and Ryan Bernard.

If you just stumbled into the story now, click here to start from the beginning.

Little Red (Part 7)

The noise startles the creatures, dragging their attention from the girl. The girl, herself, jumps at the sudden battle cry, too startled to move.

20161017_080045_zpsfgkcmrep
Artwork by Morgan Bernard

Brádach’s arrow finds a target.

One of the creatures rears, a painful groan rumbling through the night air.

Brádach advances. With his crossbow useless, he drops it and draws a sword from his belt. He wields it high over his head, charging the injured creature. His battle cry still rings in his throat.

“No!” The girl scrambles to her feet, spraying frost-covered leaves in every direction. She dives forward.

The sword bites into the injured creature’s shoulder. It digs through the mass of fur, the tough hide, and into the muscle below.

Another piercing roar streaks through the night.

The girl slams into Brádach.

Dropping to the frozen earth knocks wind from Brádach’s lungs. He coughs and gasps. Yet, one glimpse of the creatures sparks his adrenaline and he shoves the girl off him. His head snaps around in search of his sword.

The creatures advance on him and the girl. Their eyes narrow. Their teeth bare. Snarls vibrate the air around the two humans.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “13 Days of Halloween- Part 7

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s